July 22, 2013

This Weekend

After spending last weekend in California, I spent the week attempting to recover from jet lag while catching up on work and life.

I woke up Friday with a bad cold which I tried fighting with endless amounts of Sudafed, Zicam and cough drops while simultaneously jam packing my weekend. Not a great combination.

Friday after work, I headed home, took out the puppy and plopped myself on the couch for the rest of the evening. I felt absolutely miserable and was in bed by 9.

Saturday morning, I rallied and The Pilot and I were up bright and early to drive out into rural Virginia to go tubing for Andrea's birthday. We spent the day lazily rolling down the river making jokes, being inappropriate, and just having fun.

Post-tubing, we stopped off for ice cream and headed back home to shower and change really quickly before heading to the Nationals (v. Dodgers) game.

We're more than half way through baseball season, and I have to say...The Pilot and I will not be buying season tickets to the Nationals again. I'm not sure if it's the section we sit in or what, because every time I've gone to a game and sat elsewhere I've never had a problem, but we're at the point where we're thinking about selling the rest of our tickets for this year. 9 times out of 10, we cheer on the Nationals when we go but the fans in our section are AWFUL.

They think that EVERY call is a bad call and get violently angry about it. They drink way, way (way) too much and it's just become somewhat unenjoyable which is a shame because no matter what team we support, at the end of the day, we just love baseball and that's why we agreed to buy season tickets this year.

Sunday I slept until 10am (glorious) and felt awful. I had plans to make my way to Revolve DC (read Virginia) with Teri and Jenna for a Barre Ride class. I was not up to going but their cancellation policy is 5pm the day before. Well, at 5pm on Saturday, I was feeling much better!

*I think fitness studios should have a cancellation policy of 60-90 minutes before a class starts. Sometimes, you wake up and you don't feel well or things happen!*

Not wanting to be penalized $15 for canceling, I sucked it up and went to the class. It was a little harder than I think it would have normally been because hi, chest congestion, but I loved this class.

Francine was our Instructor and the class was about 40 minutes of spin plus 15 minutes of evil, evil chair plus 5 minutes of barre. Just kidding. It was more like 20 minutes of barre but it felt like 15 minutes of chair.

I feel like this class would be a great addition to marathon training and am very seriously considering getting a 5 or 10 class package to go once or twice a week during training which...

...starts today! I'm officially 14 weeks out from the Marine Corps Marathon and have found a few different training plans that I'm going to be working from to slowly get me back in shape and ready to start tackling high mileage.

Today, I'm going to run a whopping 3 miles. My long run for the week will be 6. I haven't tried to go longer than 4 since injuring myself and I'm hoping that the rest + acupuncture will be enough to let me tackle 6 miles this week. For now, I'm going to take training week by week (really run by run) until I can get myself up to 10 miles (hopefully by week 3) and from there, I'll assess my fitness level and develop the rest of my training plan.

Wish me luck! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I'm at work today and planning on an easy 3 miles after work today and then snuggles on my couch with the puppy, some popcorn and a movie!

How was your weekend?
Are you running a fall marathon?
Have you started training yet?
Have you ever been tubing?


  1. Good luck in your runs this week! So exciting that you are starting training : ) I am volunteering for the MCM at a stop in crystal city so I will make sure to add you to a tracker if they have it, I am excited to cheer every one on since I can't run!
    BTW your comment thing hates me and refuses to let me post as my blog. what the frenchhhh


  2. Yay good luck with your training!! I can't wait to hear all about it!

    I am currently signed up to do the MCM, but I want to do another ultra in November and am afraid I would hurt myself doing the MCM. So it's up for debate now whether or not I am actualy going to do it still.

  3. Yeah for official start of training. Mine started last week and since then I only ran 1 mile...ooppsss!!

  4. Yay, so glad you're training! Hope the knee cooperates!
    Yep already been training for almost a month for NYCM/Houston, though my long runs have just barely hit double-digits.

  5. I am training for my first full marathon this fall (11/10), but started training weeks ago... I reach 20 miles for the first time 8/31, and then run 20 four times. I am thinking maybe I did not select my plan well. What does your marathon training plan look like?

  6. !#%$#%#@$%@$^@#%@#$%$!%!@#$ CHAIR.

    Okay, I'm done. And we're going back soon. Best.


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